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Violinist and violist Lillie ManisViolinist and violist Lillie Manis has enjoyed performing chamber music alongside some of the Northwest’s finest players, as a current core member of Chamber Music Amici and as a former faculty member at the University of Oregon. She currently serves on the faculty of the Willamette Violin Academy, and is completing her doctorate at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she has taught violin and coached chamber music as an adjunct faculty member. From 2009-2020, she taught at the UO School of Music and Dance, where she mentored graduate violin and viola pedagogy students and served as the Assistant Director of the Community Music Institute. In the first decade of her teaching career, both the members of her vibrant pre-college studio and her graduate student mentees have achieved noteworthy musical and professional success, including competition wins, full scholarships to major music schools and summer programs, and college teaching appointments. Active as a clinician, masterclass presenter, adjudicator and conference presenter at both the regional and national levels, she currently serves on the editorial committee of the American String Teacher. Her research focuses on studio teachers’ holistic strategies for cultivating expressive performance in young violinists.